Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

A Quote by Robert Burton on humility

They are proud in humility; proud in that they are not proud.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on horses

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Like him in Æsop, he whipped his horses withal, and put his shoulder to the wheel.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

Though it rain daggers with their points downward.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on religion

One religion is as true as another.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

Rob Peter, and pay Paul.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

And hold one another's noses to the grindstone hard.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on idleness and nobility

Idleness is an appendix to nobility.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on ignorance, motherhood, and world

For "ignorance is the mother of devotion," as all the world knows.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on poets

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We can say nothing but what hath been said. Our poets steal from Homer. . . . Our story-dressers do as much; he that comes last is commonly best.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

I light my candle from their torches.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

Contributed by: Zaady

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